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'Rights only exists between equals in power..',
This review is from: Another Bloody Century (Paperback)
War will not dissapear in the coming century. It will not be erased by the goodness of humankind or the mutual respect that we're all supposed to have for one anothers cultures. It will expand and become even more virolent as both Western power declines and Eastern power particularly Asian [China, India,] moves in too fill the gap. Even Space will become militarized according to Colin S Gray's hefty if intriguing book.
A depressing read but it really says that this is how it ever was between humans. One group dominates militarily and culturally before decline and fall beset them then someone else comes along to do pretty much the same. Determinists might enjoy a lot of this book but those with more humanists ideals will find little joy here.
Warfare is almost always political in it's outset merely achieving through violence a political goal that the aggressors have all agreed upon is necessary whether that be territorial gain or defending against a percieved invader. The politics always come first, then the warfare so remember that when our leaders come up with their excuses over Iraq and I suspect Afghanistan too.